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Seeking the Infinite

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Seeking the Infinite: The Musical Life of Stanislaw Skrowaczewski is the riveting biography of one of classical music's most eminent artists. Like the legendary Leonard Bernstein, Skrowaczewski is one of the few conductor-composers of his generation whose achievements in both realms uphold a tradition reaching back to Mahler. Frederick Harris vividly details ...more
Paperback, 650 pages
Published August 31st 2011 by Booksurge Publishing
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Jun 30, 2012 Markus rated it liked it
Seeking the Infinite is an extensive biography of a man with an extensive musical career. It provided an in-depth look at the life of Stanislaw Skrowaczewski that begins with vigor and a personal narrative that turns into a monotonous drone of performances, compositions, and rave reviews.

I personally look for the "human" aspect in a biography. Anecdotes about a persons life that make them unique. Harris touches this in his description of Skrowaczewski's childhood and the beginning of his profess
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Oct 04, 2014 C.C. Yager rated it it was amazing
A good friend who knows of my deep ongoing interest in orchestra conductors loaned me Frederick Edward Harris, Jr.’s biography of conductor Stanislaw Skrowaczewski entitled Seeking the Infinite: The Musical Life of Stanislaw Skrowaczewski. Lovers of classical music may recognize his name, but he’s not a “superstar” conductor, even though his extraordinary talent as a conductor and composer would make him one. He was music director of the Minnesota Orchestra from 1960 to 1979, and has been their ...more
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